Archive for May 20th, 2013

Bob James and David Sanborn – Quartette Humaine (2013)

Bob James and David Sanborn – Quartette Humaine (2013)

Apart, and most certainly together, Bob James and David Sanborn have most often been associated with a sound more easy-going and palatable than necessarily challenging. Not here.

‘I have ultimate respect for the man’: Journey’s Neal Schon on his distant relationship with Steve Perry

‘I have ultimate respect for the man’: Journey’s Neal Schon on his distant relationship with Steve Perry

Neal Schon, touring again with Journey after completing a pair of solo efforts and sitting in with Sammy Hagar, is never far away from questions about his old bandmate Steve Perry. He admits the two haven’t spoken since 2005

Dio – Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly (2013)

Dio – Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly (2013)

With the sad anniversary of Ronnie James Dio’s death some three years ago comes an opportunity to return to a muscular concert offering that finds him near the peak of his solo powers.

‘It affected me very much’: Stevie Nicks on the Beatles connection in Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Beautiful Child’

‘It affected me very much’: Stevie Nicks on the Beatles connection in Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Beautiful Child’

Stevie Nicks has spent years sorting through the tangled history of her affairs with bandmates Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood. With “Beautiful Child,” however, she was talking about someone else.

Mercury Falls – Truth Over Lines (2013)

Patrick Cress’ brainchild Mercury Falls is back again three years after they debuted with a project I previously opined that in their alchemy of jazz and alt-rock, “these guys figured it out right from the start.”

Exclusive stream: Roger Eno with Plumbline, “Pulling Strings” from Endless City/Concrete Garden (2013)

Roger Eno, the romanticist brother of Brian Eno, returns to his collaboration with experimental artist Plumbline — who spent a long period before their first duo effort capturing verite sounds at intersections in New York City.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “All Or Nothin’ At All” (1992)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “All Or Nothin’ At All” (1992)

It feels weird for me to be commenting on lyrics (since I’m apparently one of the rare NotALyricsGuy™’s who also happens to be a Springsteen fan)

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